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✨📚MANAGING BEING A PARALEGAL WITH THE LPC📚✨⁣ ⁣ When I tell people I work as a paralegal alongside doing the LPC, the first question most people ask is how I manage to do both. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve worked at my job as a paralegal for 2 years, I started during the second year of my LLB law degree and absolutely love it. It’s definitely a lot to juggle but I have amazing managers who understand I’m doing both. ⁣ ⁣ I couldn’t recommend getting a job as a paralegal / legal assistant enough during university, I think it definitely helped me secure my training contract and I’ve gained really valuable experience both of office culture / politics as well as all the legal skills I’ve gained alongside it. ⁣ ⁣ HOWEVER, if anyone is thinking about getting a paralegal role I’d definitely recommend: ⁣ ✨ Being super organised. ⁣ ✨ Be really open and realistic with your boss / managers about when you’re studying, when your lectures are and how many hours you can do. ⁣ ✨ Ask for plenty of time off during exam season. ⁣ ⁣ I have 9 exams in the next month so I’ve decided to take pretty much the whole of the next month off to focus on exams, my job will still be there when I get back!📚 ⁣ ⁣ 💜🌸✨HAPPY FRIDAY✨🌸💜 ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #law #lpc #paralegal #workstudybalance #studygram #lawschool #Ulaw #revision #work #exams⁣ ⁣

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